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After a year in Tennessee, linebacker Barrett Ruud is back in the NFC South – just not with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. On Monday, the New Orleans Saints traded an undisclosed draft pick to the Seattle Seahawks for Ruud. The Saints have a huge hole at the linebacker position with recent injuries to Chris Chamberlain, Curtis Lofton, and David Hawthorne. Given the fact that Ruud has spent most of his career at middle linebacker, he could start in the short-term for Lofton until the Saints' starter gets better. Ruud came into the league in 2005 as a second-round draft by the Bucs. He became the full-time starting middle linebacker in 2007 and led the team in tackles for four consecutive seasons. During his career in Tampa Bay, Ruud amassed 743 tackles, seven interceptions, and five sacks. He signed with the Titans in 2011 after the Bucs elected not to re-sign him in free agency. Be sure to check out other great articles at Sports Media 101.

Saints acquire Seahawks LB Ruud for draft pick

New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has traded an undisclosed draft choice to Seattle for veteran linebacker Barrett Ruud. The acquisition of Ruud, who is heading into his eighth NFL season, comes on the heels of injuries to three of the Saints' top linebackers. Saints starting middle linebacker Curtis Lofton has a high ankle sprain and starting weak...

Goodell banned from Miami eatery

Signs posted throughout Brother Jimmy's BBQ, a Miami restaurant co-owned by suspended Saints LB Jonathan Vilma, indicate Roger Goodell is not welcome there.

Seattle Seahawks trade MLB Barrett Ruud to New Orleans Saints

Trade for Saints: The Saints obviously felt they needed added depth at linebacker. David Hawthorne and Curtis Lofton have suffered knee and ankle injuries respectively and their statuses for week 1 are up in the air, while Chris Chamberlain tore his ACL and will be put on IR. However, Ruud, once one of the better linebackers in the league, has had his career decimated by injuries...

Saints acquire Ruud from Seahawks

Linebacker Barrett Ruud was acquired by the Saints, who sent an undisclosed future draft pick to the Seahawks. Ruud was signed by Seattle after the Seahawks' starting middle linebacker, David Hawthorne, signed with New Orleans in free agency. The Seahawks then drafted Bobby Wagner in April, and the rookie has started the first two preseason games and had clearly won the job...

Lofton, Hawthorne deal with injuries

Saints starting linebackers Curtis Lofton and David Hawthorne are injured and it's not certain whether either will be back for New Orleans' regular-season opener against Washington. Assistant head coach Joe Vitt says Lofton has a high ankle sprain. Hawthorne has a torn meniscus and was scheduled for surgery Monday. Vitt is not specifying which leg either player hurt. He...

2012 New Orleans Saints Helmet Schedule

Restaurant co-owned by Jonathan Vilma hangs signs to not serve Roger Goodell

    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell isn’t a well-liked man around New Orleans these days for the punishments he handed out to the Saints franchise for their bounty program. Among those to feel the wrath of the commish was three-time Pro Bowl linebacker Jonathan Vilma, who has been suspended for the entire 2012 season for his role. Vilma, along [...]

Report: Sean Payton was ready to fire Gregg Williams after last season

AP According to Michael Silver of Yahoo! Sports, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton planned on firing former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams two months before the NFL suspended him indefinitely for his role in the Saints bounty scandal. “More than two months before he was suspended indefinitely by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for his role in the scandal, Williams...

Fantasy Football 2012: Breaking Down the New Orleans Saints

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Roger Goodell banned from dining at Jonathan Vilma’s Miami BBQ joint (pic)

If NFL commissioner Roger Goodell ever has a hankering for some good BBQ grub while visiting Miami, he might as well cross Brother Jimmy’s BBQ off is list of potential eateries. Why? Because the restaurant has signs posted on the front door and throughout the dining room bearing the visage of Goodell with the all-caps [...]
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